Boris Johnson branded 'blond British wombat' on Sydney tour

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was today branded a “blond British wombat” by the Australian Press during his whistle stop three-day visit to Sydney.

Media commentators and television pundits have been scrambling to give opinion on how well the politician has done Down Under, after a series of apparent gaffes in New Zealand.

Today’s Australian newspaper described him as “something like a blond British wombat caught in a perpetual storm of his own making”.

The Sydney Morning Herald told its readers that Britain’s Foreign Secretary was a “fan of wearing his tie long like Donald Trump, Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and hyperbole.”

“After losing his luggage, comparing the hongi – a traditional Maori greeting – to a headbutt and being upstaged by a rare lizard in New Zealand, Boris Johnson is pleased to be in Australia,” the newspaper declared.

The Australian Financial Review suggested noted: “It’s been a difficult year for Britain’s usually ebullient Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

“His reward is two days locked up with the capable duo of Julie Bishop (Australia’s Foreign Minister) and Marise Payne, (Minister of Defence).”

Australia’s highly competitive commercial TV news networks focussed Foreign Secretary being buffeted by strong, easterly gusts from Sydney harbour while touring the Opera House.

“Britain’s Foreign Secretary has admitted he’s blown away by the beauty of our harbour city,” Channel Seven News reported.

While Channel Nine’s newsreader reminded its viewers that the VIP at Sydney’s Opera House was none other than Britain’s “blond, mop-topped foreign  minister”.

Mr Johnson visited Australia after trips to New Zealand and Japan.


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